Tender Opportunity – Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal

20th December 2016

Cumbria Community Foundation wishes to engage a suitably qualified organisation/individual/consortium to evaluate the management and delivery of the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal 2015.

This has been the Foundation’s fourth and largest disaster appeal in terms of need to be addressed and funds raised; previous appeals include the 2005 and 2009 flood appeals. There was an overwhelming response from across the UK. £1m was raised in less than 5 days and the first grant was made within 4 days. Since then over 35,000 donations have been received from members of the public, hundreds of fundraising events, local businesses, philanthropists, charitable trusts and funders. Government has provided a total of £4.7m match funding. The Appeal total currently stands at £10.3m.

To date grants totalling nearly £7.2m has been awarded to both individuals/families and groups.

The overall aim of the evaluation is to assess the implementation and overall outcomes of the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal 2015 and to capture the learning for future disaster appeal programmes.

Please read the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal Tender Specification before submitting a proposal, which should be emailed to: Dr Jenny Benson, Flood Fund Programme Manager jenny@cumbriafoundation.org

Final date for submission of proposals is 5pm on Tuesday, 31st January 2017.